'Joe Gould's Secret' Joe Gould's Secret, is a new film produced, directed by, and starring Stanley Tucci. Tucci plays famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell. Actor Ian Holm plays Mitchell's subject -- a New York character named Joe Gould. Mitchell profiled Gould in two celebrated New Yorker articles, the first in 1942. After the second came out in 1964, Joseph Mitchell never published another new story. NPR's Brooke Gladstone reports.